Ryou Masaoka

Ryou Masaoka is the pilot of the Titanmodel Fafner TSX an earlier Fafner model which puts the pilot life on the edge even when used for a time span of just fifteen minutes. At school he039s Kenji predecessor as the school council president. Very prone to getting sick though he possesses a great strength of heart. A very amiable and caring person he gives advices and comfort to many of his friends saying that Kazuki should approach people more if he wants to befriend others reassuring Shouko when she doubts about being her mother true chid as well as Yumi in many occasions. He decides to volunteer for piloting saying that he feels the need to do something before he dies adding that even though he lives alone the island is so small and full of good friends he never felt lonely. When he decides to join PlanL he039s surprised to find Yumi aboard the ship but she doesn039t want to have anything to do with him for the time being. Ryou gets happy when he realizes that by piloting the Titan Model he can run for so much time without having to stop for catching breath or feeling chestache. But he has to decide whether to leave his dog Puku on the island or poison him because he can039t bring it with him on the islandship. Fortunately Karin agrees to take care of Puku and Ryou can leave along with Yumi and the other pilots to lure away the Festums. Yumi decides to ask for a reduced scheduled time to pilot the Fafner models but to no avail. Ryou decides to support her by saying to the commander in charge that Yumi039s father didn039t make this plan without thinking about the life of the whole crew and ultimately resolves to make him accept their proposal. Yumi thanks Ryou for what he said in his speech and starts getting along with him again. The discovery of an escape procedure when the plans end boosts again their hope to live but before coming back to the island they must fulfill their last duty and stop the Festums from reaching Tatsumiya Island. Source: Mahq lhasakeikaku